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Fun Things to Do Around Wolli Creek

There are so many surprisingly fun things to do around Wolli Creek, located just ten minutes by train away from Sydney CBD. While at first glance, you’re met with high rise buildings, soon you’ll spot Cooks River and the lush greenery of nearby Parklands. Emerge yourself in a suburb that perfectly combines urban scapes and peaceful parklands. From market hoppers who love organic produce to hikers and foodies, there’s definitely something for you in this unassuming neighbourhood.


Being at the heart of Wolli Creek, Novotel Sydney International Airport, is blessed with the view of Cooks River at Wolli Creek right across the road. Sparkling light blue green water that shimmers in the light, there’s plenty of seating for you to relax at the end of a day. In the midst of the parklands, there’s a large playground great for families with kids that’s sure to keep the whole family entertained before hopping to a nice lunch or to the markets for some snacks.


After some morning sun on the weekend, feel free to head to the hidden gem of Wolli Creek Regional Park. Available anytime for you to enjoy the serenity of an escape to nature. A short bushwalk might be exactly what you need as a break from the working week. Look out for amazing birdlife and enjoy calmness just a short distance from the city. Or alternatively, enjoy a barbecue under the sun at Girrahween Picnic Area just 9 minutes from Wolli Creek.


Being in a trendy area, there are some great organic markets around to find fresh produce, great snacks and little gifts from lovely independent crafters. Especially worth checking out in the area, the Marrickville Organic Food Market offers Markets every Sunday from 9am to 3pm and the Carriageworks Farmer Market that’s on 8am to 1pm every Saturday. We’ve got your covered for the whole weekend!


Not to mention, a walk around Wolli Creek means you’ll spot little restaurants and cafes around high rise building in nearby neighbourhoods.  Pop along Brodie Sparks Drive for an array of café and dining options. Or alternatively, visit our ‘Secret Garden’ themed The Marke kitchen & Bar at Novotel Sydney International Airport for some dining options, from gourmet salads to steak and burgers as well as our famous cocktails. 

We’re always exploring our neighbourhood in Wolli Creek to find the hidden gems that we can recommend to our visitors and friends. So join in the exploring and share with us your favourite spot near Wolli Creek using the hashtag #NovotelSydneyAirport on Instagram.